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Play to Chromecast from VLC 3.0 on Mac OS X (OS X, macOS, or whatever other names apple comes up with)

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/14

On my Mac OS X machine, I got this to work with the 20170731 nightly of VLC 3.0.

[WayBackHow to stream from VLC to Your Chromecast (3.0 Updated Version) – VLC Media Player only explains the steps for Windows and Android, probably because they were the first platforms supported by VLC to render on Chromecast: [WayBackHow to Stream Videos from VLC to Chromecast (Including on Windows, Mac & Android) / [WayBackHow to Stream From VLC to Your Chromecast

To make it easier for end-users, on other platforms the menu entries are different.

  • Windows: Menu Video -> Render
  • Mac: Menu Playback -> Renderer (not Render as shown in some posts)
  • Linux: No UI yet.

I found this via [WayBackLatest VLC 3 Nightly Streams to Chromecast Perfectly! : Chromecast and [WayBackHow do I stream to Chromecast using VLC? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

On Linux, there is the command-line for now (which works on OS X and Windows as well), or if you insist: use MKChromecast as described in [WayBackHow To Cast Video from Ubuntu to a Chromecast – OMG! Ubuntu!. [WayBack]Mkchromecast This is a program to cast your macOS X, or Linux audio to your Google Cast or Sonos devices with sources at https://github.com/muammar/mkchromecast

On Windows and Mac OS X, after choosing the Render, the steps are the same:

  1. Choose Render discovery on
  2. Choose a Chromecast device
  3. Accept the security certificate for it

Download: [WayBackhttps://nightlies.videolan.org/build/macosx-intel/vlc-3.0.0-20170731-0451/vlc-3.0.0-20170731-0451-git.dmg via [WayBackhttps://nightlies.videolan.org/build/macosx-intel/vlc-3.0.0-20170731-0451/

I didn’t need [WayBack] https://nightlies.videolan.org/build/macosx-intel/vlc-3.0.0-20170731-0451/vlc-contrib-x86_64-apple-darwin15-20170731.tar.bz2 

–jeroen

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Remember when G+ search was useful? It again is.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/04

The big G+ news this week was that they brought back search, years after they made the G+ search useless, so jokes like at [WayBackIkey Doherty – Google+ “Remember when G+ search was useful?” finally can be left behind us.

Now that they finally made it useful again, I’m happy with it.

A few example searches to get the hang of the URL syntax:

News sources:

  • [WayBackKristian Köhntopp – Google+: I would not have thought it possible, but after just several years of user feedback Google actually unfucked the search. It’s almost as awesome as their adblocker – absolutely essential, but too little, too late.
  • [WayBackJaana Nyström – Google+: WOOHOOOOOO! The Classic Google+ style search is back! Now one can again search their own posts, even hashtag search works better. Top post vs. latest function, too. ❤️
  • [WayBackRoderick Gadellaa – Google+: #thatsaplus
  • [WayBack] Anna Kiyantseva – Google+: …we’re rolling out a bevy of improvements to G+ Search — most visibly, you’ll find that typing into the search bar no longer interrupts your search attempts by taking you to Explore. That means that your results get to you that much faster!That’s not all…
    • A new, tabbed interface will make it easier for you to find the exact type of content that you’re looking for.
    • In the posts tab, you can filter based on the post author. Finally, you can look back at your many years of G+ posting without being distracted by everyone else’s Neko Atsume updates!
    • Popular Topics are now displayed in the search bar dropdown.As always, let us know what you think and we hope you enjoy!

–jeroen

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Cool Google stuff: Trivia Template for the Google Assistant

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/11

This is soo cool: [Archive.isTrivia Template to make Google Assistant trivia questionaires.

It reminds me of a project a few years back where we did a similar thing to create automated interviews.

The trivia template tool lets you build apps for the Google Assistant without writing a single line of code.

Source: [WayBackGoogle Assistant Trivia Template – Leon Nicholls – Medium

Via: [WayBack] Trivia Template: Nandini Stocker and I just launched a template tool to create trivia games for the Google Assistant. The template turns your questions and answers from a spreadsheet into a fully functioning game without writing any code… – Leon Nicholls – Google+

–jeroen

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Droste effect… best torrent sites – Google Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/07/11

Likely the Droste effect won’t last long: best torrent sites – Google Search and https://www.google.com/#q=best%20torrent%20sites both give this list at the top and a recursive link about stories with the search links at the bottom.

via many, including:

–jeroen

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If only there was a plugin to convert a Google Suite Document into Markdown S…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/29

via If only there was a plugin to convert a Google Suite Document into Markdown Syntax… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+ [WayBack]

GitHub – mangini/gdocs2md: Convert a Google Drive Document to the Markdown format, suitable for publishing. [WayBack]

In the gapps language: Apps Script  |  Google Developers

Maybe one day – when I use Google Docs more often – I make a reStructuredText version

–jeroen

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